The Paradoxical Support of Nepal’s Left for Comrade Gonzalo

…or perhaps not so paradoxical. For the conditions exist in the hills of Nepal for a Shining Path-like movement, equally sectarian and equally violent.

The London staff of the International Emergency Committee to Defend the Life of Abimael Guzman, the imprisoned leader of the Shining Path guerrillas of Peru, has been astounded by the volume of mail received from Nepal in support of him. From nowhere in the world has. such a large number of letters been sent by so many members of a national legislature, to say nothing of common citizens.

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